Community Living Andy Scott Award for Disability Executives’ Network

6 03 2015

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the first ever Andy Scott Social Award at the Champions of Inclusion Awards Celebration on March 20th to the New Brunswick Disability Executives’ Network (NBDEN) for their contributions to the advancement of social policies that advance the rights and quality of life of persons with a disability in New Brunswick.

NBDEN has become the largest coordinated sector of non-profit organizations in New Brunswick and is comprised of the following organizations:

Ability New Brunswick; Canadian Deafblind Association-New Brunswick Inc.; Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick; CNIB; Easter Seals New Brunswick; Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick; Muscular Dystrophy Canada; Neil Squire Society; New Brunswick Association for Community Living Inc.; Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons; Saint John Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services; and South-East Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.

While NBDEN does not comprise all disability organizations in the province, together they serve all disability types.   It is a supportive, professional peer network of executive directors of the 12 major disability organizations in New Brunswick who have worked collaboratively for the past 25 years on advancing public policies that support full inclusion and citizenship for persons with a disability and their families.

More information on NBDEN and the highlights of their past year’s work can be found in the attached press release.

The Champions of Inclusion event will feature renowned Canadian journalist and human rights activist, Sally Armstrong as the keynote speaker.  Ms. Armstrong is an award-winning Canadian author, member of the Order of Canada, Amnesty International Award Winner, human rights activist, documentary filmmaker and reporter. Ms. Armstrong is most famous for her work around women in zones of conflict all over the world, from Bosnia, Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan. She has won awards and citations worldwide for her writing and stories.

Tickets  for the event are still available at http://champsofinclusion.eventbrite.ca

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